When the holidays end in ER visits: These are the top reasons people wind up with injuries

December 30, 2022

USA Today

"Celebrations are always a big risk factor," said Dr. Ryan Stanton, emergency room physician practicing in Kentucky and director of the American College of Emergency Physicians. "Whether it’s fireworks or alcohol, we see some people not making the best decisions and forgetting how sensitive and fragile the human body is."

Fireworks caused the biggest increase in injuries from Christmas to New Year’s Eve compared with the first weeks of December.

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